Neuville snatches Corsica win

Final stage heartbreak for Evans

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31 March 2019 - 13:33
Neuville snatches Corsica win

Thierry Neuville scored a dramatic victory at Corsica linea - Tour de Corse on Sunday afternoon after final stage heartbreak for Elfyn Evans.

Neuville, driving a Hyundai i20, conceded his overnight lead to Evans in the opening speed test, but a final stage puncture for the Ford Fiesta driver handed the advantage back to the Belgian.

Neuville finished 40.3sec clear of Sébastien Ogier, in a Citroën C3, to take the lead of the FIA World Rally Championship after four of the 14 rounds. Evans limped home in third, a further 26.3sec back.

Kris Meeke won the live TV Wolf Power Stage in a Toyota Yaris to claim five bonus points. Team-mate Ott Tänak scored four in second with Teemu Suninen, driving a Ford Fiesta, claiming three points in third. Neuville and Ogier took two and one point respectively.

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